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As Germany gets a new government following the September 26 election, Europe's powerhouse needs to focus on a number of economic issues if it wants to stay a powerhouse. Here's an overview of the challenges ahead.
It's no secret that Germany has a lot of catching-up to do in order to defend its economic clout in the world. There are many infrastructure projects waiting to be implemented, and the nation's digitalization drive needs a boost.
DW takes a look at where the country stands economically — and what the new government will have to concentgrate on in the years ahead.